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2015 Funding Opportunity

The Forum is seeking project proposals to award funding toward fish passage projects in California. For more details, click here.

Fish Tech Job Announcement

A Fisheries Technician will be assisting the Forum with data gathering and analysis and review of the Forum's fish passage optimization tool. Interested? Click here.

2014 Forum-funded projects

The Forum is supporting 6 projects in 2014 that will provide access to over 13 miles of fish habitat. See here for details.

Next Forum Meeting

The next meeting of the Forum will be early December in the Sacramento, California area.

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Fish in the News

View the fall 2014 Coastal Fish Habitat Partnerships newsletter.

10 Waters to Watch

Click here to view a video on Grape Creek, a 2013 Water to Watch. Click here for a copy of the press release.


The Eel River Delta was recognized by the National Fish Habitat Partnership as a "10 Waters for Watch" in 2014. Stay tuned for information about an event and field tours in September 2014.

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Website updated October 14, 2014.


California Fish Passage Forum

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The mission of the Fish Passage Forum is to protect and restore listed anadromous salmonid species, and other aquatic organisms, in California by promoting collaboration among public and private sectors for fish passage improvement projects and programs.

The goal of the Forum is to restore connectivity of freshwater habitats throughout the historic range of anadromous fish.

The Forum coordinates among agency programs and private sector activities to target high priority projects and to improve the timeliness and cost-effectiveness of fish passage.

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  1. Remediate barriers to effective fish migration.
  2. Facilitate coordination and communication among agencies, agency staff, and other entities that may propose, review, or promulgate fish passage criteria within California.
  3. Identify, assess and prioritize the removal of fish passage barriers.
  4. Disseminate guidelines and design criteria for replacement of barriers.
  5. Coordinate funding mechanisms to remove fish passage barriers.
  6. Promote state and federal permit coordination and efficiencies.
  7. Facilitate plans to monitor and evaluate fish passage restoration effectiveness to ensure accountability.
  8. Promote existing state and national policy and actions that support fish passage improvement in California.
  9. Implement education and outreach activities, targeting both the general public and fish passage practitioners.

For a map showing locations to and information about Forum-funded projects, click here.